View Full Version : Falcon Mach V or Alienware Area 51
09-24-2002, 08:45 PM
I have a question for all those great minds out there. I'm a network admin, gamer, and long time geek. I've got tons of experiance building and fixing pc's and all the crap that goes with it. I'm looking to by a solid reliable and fast PC in the very near future with a high budget. This will be the first new PC (one that I havent scraped together and made last beyond its viable life) since I entered college in '96. I've been looking at Alienware systems and have liked what I've seen and heard. However tonight I visited my old dream machine site of Falcon NorthWest with the Mach V. What a setup. Aside from my dream to own one and the snazzy $400 paint scheme they will hook you up with I'm not sure if the actual pc is really going to be that much better than the Alienware one... I know I could probably just build my own but I would like to avoid the hassle this time around I just want it to show up ready to plug in and get back to Quaking. Any one have any opinions or Ideas? Thanks.
09-24-2002, 08:52 PM
Worked for FalconNW...
and my $0.02: build your own.
There are tons of quality products out there to put together, and lots of information here and elsewhere to help you build a killer rig, for a $grand$ less than the high school-educated "techs" that will be building your Falcon computer. Alienware is about the same company, but on the other side of the US (FalconNW = Ashland, OR).
No computer built by these places will be assembled with the love and care that you can put into building your own.
Go for it and have fun...then go to Vegas on the $1000 you saved by building your own rig.
09-24-2002, 09:44 PM
I'd have to agree with building your own box . . . but. . . DAMN they can do one wicked paint job, I just don't think its worth the money.
09-25-2002, 06:19 AM
I was looking last night after I had posted and I had come to the same point. Build my own. I appreciate everyones input.
Since itsounds like this is going to be a dream machine, make sure you post your prospected specs sometime... it's always fun to drool over the toys you can't have ;)
09-27-2002, 06:21 PM
I sometimes like to browse through Falcons site and look at what they are up to and what they're using now since they love to use the cutting edge high dollar stuff like DF mentioned. Bit too rich for my blood though, lol.
09-28-2002, 01:06 PM
I am going to go try and get a tour of Alienware's facilities, they are in south miami. Maybe I will put a writeup on GA for everybody.
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